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A French painter who specialized in historical landscapes, Jean-Victor Bertin was influenced by Italy and the Italian Renaissance. He was noted for his meticulous attention to detail and the classical style of his work. He died in 1842 at the age of 75, and was buried in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. His paintings have become valuable works of art in private collections and public collections. You can find his work in many museums and on many online art sites.

While he was primarily known for his romantic landscapes, he also had a keen interest in landscapes. His idealized works of landscapes resembled the work of Claude and Poussin. In 1816, Bertin and Valenciennes lobbied for the establishment of the Prix de Rome for historical landscape paintings. The Prix d'honneur elevated the status of this genre and encouraged young artists to explore new landscape styles. Though he was influenced by his travels, he remained true to his preferred style of idealized landscapes, painting scenes of the Italian countryside in his studio. Unlike his peers, he did not produce oil studies of his paintings.

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